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Commuter group asks other train operators to maximize QR technology

TRANSPORT advocacy network The Passenger Forum today welcomed LRT 1’s adoption of QR technology as an additional payment option for passengers.

According to Primo Morillo, TPF Convener, “This is a good development and it will provide a new cashless option for LRT 1 riders especially now that stored value cards are scarce.”

Morillo added that the QR option is also helpful for commuters who forgot their Beep cards, and when the line for single journey tickets is too long.

“Due to the unavailability of stored value cards, people before have no other choice but to endure the long lines just to get a ticket,” he explained.

“We hope that the MRT, LRT-2, and PNR follow suit and provide a QR payment option for their train lines. We also encourage the DOTr to study how we can maximize this for other transport modes such as buses and modern jeeps,” Morillo said. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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